Quilt as you go seemed like a great idea to make a pillow cover for the shop display. For an 18" insert, I cut a 19" square of batting and a slightly larger piece of muslin for the backing, and drew diagonal lines onto the batting so that I could place the square on the center. Strips of differing widths were added, courthouse square fashion.
The finished pillow. At my house the corners are delicious treats for our doggies and would be gnawed into oblivion, so I am happy to hand this over to Brooke for display.
I must say that sewing a QAYG log cabin is so satisfying. All the pattern and color and the quilting is done when the piecing is done. I fantasized about making a quilt this way, 12 blocks, with 3 blocks by 4 for a nice sized nap quilt, 54 x 72. Hmmm. Just sayin'.